Employment Opportunity

Evidence & Property Technician

Temple Police Department, Temple, Texas

Salary: $18.99 per hour

Under general supervision, this position will be responsible for the intake, storage, and disposal of all department evidence received.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receives and scans incoming evidence, property into computer to establish initial control and visually inspects each piece of incoming evidence / property
  • Maintains proper release and destruction of evidence accordance with applicable laws and retention periods
  • Maintains, establishes, and coordinates custody controls of evidence, property, and items removed from storage
  • Continues to maintain current knowledge of federal, state, and local laws related to electronic evidence management
  • Collects, downloads, and preserves electronic audio and video evidence in accordance with agency guidelines
  • Orders, maintains and stocks inventory of the property rooms
  • Serves as liaison for electronic evidence matters between the agency and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Identifies court-order, and inventory narcotics for drug training kits
  • Generates and documents forms for submission and transports evidence to and from the State labs
  • Provides courtroom testimony regarding evidence
  • Distributes lab reports to concerned parties in the judicial system
  • Returns property to owners in person or via mail
  • Responsible for record retention and schedules of records maintained in the Property Unit
  • Monitors the budget within the assigned division and approves purchases up to assigned amount
  • Follows City policies, procedures, and safety guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background check and polygraph
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Valid Driver License
  • Property & Evidence Certification through TEEX (preferred)
  • Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT) Property & Evidence Certification (preferred)

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Posted: December 5, 2023

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